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M.A.R.S.™
Maritime Application Rope Savers

Synthetic lines are safer, lighter, faster, and can have the same tensile strength as wire rope. But old, worn deck equipment such as roller fairleads can put your brand new lines at risk.

Fluoron’s Maritime Application Rope Savers (M.A.R.S.™) provide the perfect solution!

A M.A.R.S.™ cover can be installed over your existing deck equipment in just minutes! Fluoron offers three installation options:

Ship us your damaged deck equipment, and we’ll ship it back complete with a M.A.R.S.™ cover
Send us your dimensions, and we’ll send you a custom-fit M.A.R.S.™ cover with installation instructions
We’ll send our highly skilled Fluoron technicians to your facility for a guaranteed installation

What is M.A.R.S.™?

M.A.R.S.™ is constructed of the toughest of all plastics known! With molecular weight of 3-6 million (compared to pipe grade high-density polyethylene with a molecular weight of 60,000) it demonstrates extreme wear resistance, even better than steel (see Sand Slurry Test Results below). Fluoron, Inc. has a patent on heat shrinkable covers and is now utilizing their expertise to devlop solutions for marine corrosion and rope chafing.
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Physical Properties
M.A.R.S.™
Property
Units
ASTM
Test
Result
Density
gm/cm³
D792
.930
Tensile strength at yield 73°F
psi
D638
3100
Elongation 73°F
%
D638
350
* Relative volumetric abrasion loss
*
*
100
Coefficient of friction 73°F
on steel
-
-
Static        .15-.20
Dynamic   .10-.20
IZOD impact strength 73°F
KJ/m2
D4020-96
125
Hardness 73°F
-
D785
Shore      D 62-66
Melting point
°F
D789
275°-280°
Coefficient of linear thermal expansion
1/K
D696
2.0 x 10-4
Continuous service temperature in air (max)
°F
-
180
Volume resistivity
Ohm/cm
D257
>1015
Weatherability
Pigmented
-
Excellent

 

Sand Slurry Test Results
M.A.R.S.™
44
Medium Density Polyethylene
125
AR Steel
52
Phosphor Bronze
190
TFE
56
Polypropylene
190
Polybutylene
72
Phenolic Laminate L.E.
200
304 Stainless Steel
84
Polysulfone
300
Polycarbonate
96
Yellow Brass
400
Carbon Steel
100
Low Density Polyethylene
530
High Density Polyethylene
109
Maple Wood
690
Polyacetal
110
Hard Neoprene

800

 

 

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